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Dealing with Holiday Stress
   Identify the origins of holiday stress and    holiday “blues”   Identify ways holiday stress is different from    oth...
   Origins of Holiday Stress and the Holiday    Blues   Holiday stress is real and very common   Change and Choices   ...
   Can’t recreate the past   Can’t have perfect holidays   Letting go of unrealistic fantasiesApplication—One thing I f...
   Give yourself permission   Common feelings-loss, sadness due to such    things as divorce, deaths, separationsApplica...
   Invite others to get together   Be proactive, not reactiveApplication—One friend or group I could get together with is:
   May be too stressful or time-consuming?!Application—One “tradition” I may need to give up is:
   Reduce the amount of time you plan to spend with    difficult family members.   Don’t expect family problems to disap...
   Take quiet times to be rejuvenated   Eliminate stressful or unnecessary activities and    choresApplication—One activ...
   Do something special for yourselfApplication—One thing I will do for myself is:
   Go to a place where you can find support and    encouragement   Do for others, with time, or gifts, volunteerApplicat...
   Eat, drink, and SPEND in moderation                 Non-alcoholic drinks                     More exercise          ...
   Beware of excessive commercialismApplication—I will remind myself of the importance of ________________ this year.
   Attitudes-”Why is it that I MUST have?”:    (fill in the item, event, tradition, or setting)Application—I’ll probably ...
   Confidential   Prepaid   Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week   Appointment Offered Within 48 Hours   Household...
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It's that time of year again! Great reminders for self-care!

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  1. 1. Dealing with Holiday Stress
  2. 2.  Identify the origins of holiday stress and holiday “blues” Identify ways holiday stress is different from other kinds of stress Understand ways to develop and practice sound attitudes Benefits of the EAP 
  3. 3.  Origins of Holiday Stress and the Holiday Blues Holiday stress is real and very common Change and Choices Attitudes
  4. 4.  Can’t recreate the past Can’t have perfect holidays Letting go of unrealistic fantasiesApplication—One thing I feel today as the holidays are approaching is:
  5. 5.  Give yourself permission Common feelings-loss, sadness due to such things as divorce, deaths, separationsApplication—One thing I feel today as the holidays are approaching is:
  6. 6.  Invite others to get together Be proactive, not reactiveApplication—One friend or group I could get together with is:
  7. 7.  May be too stressful or time-consuming?!Application—One “tradition” I may need to give up is:
  8. 8.  Reduce the amount of time you plan to spend with difficult family members. Don’t expect family problems to disappear just because it’s the holiday season. Balance your own needs with your family’s needs Let go of past conflicts, resentments, and learn to forgive.Application—One Positive family member or friend I will spend time with is:
  9. 9.  Take quiet times to be rejuvenated Eliminate stressful or unnecessary activities and choresApplication—One activity I can abandon is:
  10. 10.  Do something special for yourselfApplication—One thing I will do for myself is:
  11. 11.  Go to a place where you can find support and encouragement Do for others, with time, or gifts, volunteerApplication—One activity I will do for _________ is:
  12. 12.  Eat, drink, and SPEND in moderation  Non-alcoholic drinks  More exercise  Watch those chocolates  Events without foodApplication—One way I will exercise is to _____________ for 10 minutes each day.
  13. 13.  Beware of excessive commercialismApplication—I will remind myself of the importance of ________________ this year.
  14. 14.  Attitudes-”Why is it that I MUST have?”: (fill in the item, event, tradition, or setting)Application—I’ll probably be a lot happier if I change my attitude about:
  15. 15.  Confidential Prepaid Available 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week Appointment Offered Within 48 Hours Household Benefit Child care, elder care and legal concerns Call: 1-800-822-4847!
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